• Is it safe use coconut oil on a cats toes?

    Before you jump down my throat to call a vet and look elsewhere, I have looked and also will talk to my vet, however, it's early Sunday morning, the usual vet is not open, and this isn't a life or death situation so I'm not going to travel out 3 hours with a very nervous cat to an emergency vet. My cat... show more
    Before you jump down my throat to call a vet and look elsewhere, I have looked and also will talk to my vet, however, it's early Sunday morning, the usual vet is not open, and this isn't a life or death situation so I'm not going to travel out 3 hours with a very nervous cat to an emergency vet. My cat has very dry toe pads at the moment, they're not cracked or anything. Just very, very dry, and I know some brands sell products for their pads to keep them healthy and moisturized but I don't have that right now sadly and so, I've read some different things saying to use cocoa butter, aloe vera, olive oil, all sorts of stuff. The most logical seeming one is coconut oil, because it isn't an outright liquid and will be easier to get on her feet without much fuss. I'm not worried about her licking it off because I plan to stay by her for a while, until whatever ends up being used "settles." But if she does somehow manage to, will it make her sick? Will simply absorbing it into her skin make her sick? Is there anything instead that I should use that you personally know of? Thank you!
    25 answers · Cats · 2 weeks ago
  • What does animal rescues and shelters mean when the say older more respectful children? When looking at specif pet?

    Best answer: Any family with kids that jumps on the animals, pulls their tails, and squeezes them to death are just asking to get bit. Shelters don't like this because (a) the adoptees return the poor animal and (2) the animal has literally been stressed to death (among other things). Children that are 10 and older are... show more
    Best answer: Any family with kids that jumps on the animals, pulls their tails, and squeezes them to death are just asking to get bit. Shelters don't like this because (a) the adoptees return the poor animal and (2) the animal has literally been stressed to death (among other things).

    Children that are 10 and older are more responsible when caring for an animal. However, many households make exceptions, and with that, it is the parent(s) responsibility to keep that animal safe from harm. This is why shelters require "adoption papers" to be filled out.
    11 answers · Other - Pets · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you drown a flea in water?

    27 answers · Other - Pets · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my cat so indecisive?

    He begs me to turn on the water faucet for him cause he likes fresh water, but then he just stares at it for 15 seconds until he finally decides if he wants to drink. Or he’ll beg to come outside and we open the door and he won’t come outside.
    He begs me to turn on the water faucet for him cause he likes fresh water, but then he just stares at it for 15 seconds until he finally decides if he wants to drink. Or he’ll beg to come outside and we open the door and he won’t come outside.
    17 answers · Cats · 2 weeks ago
  • Will my room stink when I get a hamster?

    40 answers · Rodents · 3 weeks ago
  • How can I get my dog to behave when I'm out of town?

    So my husband and I adopted a four-year-old Weimaraner late last year after the death of our previous dog. So far she's proven to be a remarkably well-behaved and mellow pet despite the fact that we live in a two bedroom condo with no backyard. The exception is, however, when my husband and I go out of town.... show more
    So my husband and I adopted a four-year-old Weimaraner late last year after the death of our previous dog. So far she's proven to be a remarkably well-behaved and mellow pet despite the fact that we live in a two bedroom condo with no backyard. The exception is, however, when my husband and I go out of town. Since we have no backyard, we generally gate her in our elevated loft/den and leave her with an ample supply of food and water. We recently flew into Germany for a work-related conference and extended leisure trip. We were gone a total of 12-days and one night. We returned only to discover that not only had she escaped the den, but she had wreaked absolute havoc on the place. The leather couch was torn up, she chewed the legs on our dining room chairs, scratched up the door leading into our bedroom and even found the 18.5 lbs. bag of dog food under the kitchen sink and drug it all over the house. There were even several notes on the front door from the neighbors complaining about barking. What would make her act out like this? She's usually so mellow and calm. I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually heard her bark. We're not even entirely sure how she escaped in the first place as the gate was still in place and is probably too high for her to jump over. How can we prevent this from happening in the future? Thanks and God bless.
    9 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • My dog LOVES other dogs, and when she sees one, she darts off the driveway like a psycho to play. How can I train her not to do this?

    She also does this on walks when another dog goes by. On walks, I show her a treat to distract her, and she gets a tiny bite. This works well, but it's not ideal, and the running off the driveway to say hi issue is a major problem. If someone walks by with a dog while I'm getting her in the car to go to the... show more
    She also does this on walks when another dog goes by. On walks, I show her a treat to distract her, and she gets a tiny bite. This works well, but it's not ideal, and the running off the driveway to say hi issue is a major problem. If someone walks by with a dog while I'm getting her in the car to go to the park, off she goes.
    9 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I help a gassey dog?

    10 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do Republicans embrace market fantasies like insurance companies competing over unprofitable customers?

    Best answer: Capitalists are the motor of growth and development in our society.
    Best answer: Capitalists are the motor of growth and development in our society.
    12 answers · Rodents · 2 weeks ago
  • How to stop puppy nipping?

    My German Shepherd puppy is about 3 months old and I don’t want this to become a bad habit of his. Since he’s a shepherd it’s natural for him to want to “herd” people and the kids but I want him to stop this. I have tried bitter apple spray but he miraculously isn’t fazed. Suggestions?
    My German Shepherd puppy is about 3 months old and I don’t want this to become a bad habit of his. Since he’s a shepherd it’s natural for him to want to “herd” people and the kids but I want him to stop this. I have tried bitter apple spray but he miraculously isn’t fazed. Suggestions?
    7 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Dog ate some gammon (jumped on table and ate it when I was in the toilet) what do I do?

    He ate some fat. He's less than 1 year old. Read that gammon is really bad for dogs. No bones were in ham.
    He ate some fat. He's less than 1 year old. Read that gammon is really bad for dogs. No bones were in ham.
    8 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • My dog needs to lose weight!?

    Best answer: Meal feed. Calculate the amount of food he should be consuming for his weight and decrease the amount by 1/4. Meaning if he needs 1 cup of food, feed 3/4 cup. Divide that amount up into two equal portions feed twice a day. As he loses weight adjust as necessary until he is at the preferred weight. Consider... show more
    Best answer: Meal feed. Calculate the amount of food he should be consuming for his weight and decrease the amount by 1/4. Meaning if he needs 1 cup of food, feed 3/4 cup. Divide that amount up into two equal portions feed twice a day. As he loses weight adjust as necessary until he is at the preferred weight. Consider the calories of the treats you are giving him as part of his intake - dog cookies and apples have extra calories with little nutritional value. That scant cup of cooked chicken is all part of the problem - it's extra calories! And cooked chicken is devoid of many of the nutrients added back into properly prepared kibble. You are killing him with kindness. Overweight dogs develop diabetes, joint issues, and don't lead long happy lives. Drop the treats, drop the cooked chicken and feed a healthy kibble twice a day (1/2 each time) at the proper amount. Of course he's gobbling his food - you are feeding him a feast of things he does not need and should not have.
    8 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my puppy eating his own poop?

    Best answer: Change his dog food. What you're giving him is not being totally digested; that's why he's eating it.

    Find something with less fat for example. And put him on that for a while and see how he fares.
    Best answer: Change his dog food. What you're giving him is not being totally digested; that's why he's eating it.

    Find something with less fat for example. And put him on that for a while and see how he fares.
    7 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Which dog is easier to train a sight or scent hound?

    Best answer: Having lived with scent hounds for over 40 years and been able to TRAIN them, at least to the standard I wanted, I can vouch for it being comparatively easy to sort out, provided you use the right methods. My main breed has a reputation for being stubborn (see, somebody here has already suggested this!), but this... show more
    Best answer: Having lived with scent hounds for over 40 years and been able to TRAIN them, at least to the standard I wanted, I can vouch for it being comparatively easy to sort out, provided you use the right methods. My main breed has a reputation for being stubborn (see, somebody here has already suggested this!), but this is only if you don't use applied psychology - make the hound think what you want, was his idea. And avoid/prevent along with 'trade'. Yes some of mine were maybe easier to sort out than others, but that was to do with the individual, not the breed.

    I now have had a scent hound for over 9 years. Yes, coming to me at 9 weeks, and knowing what I was taking on, it almost came to tears early on, but eventually I found the key to unlock her brain and all was well. It was a learning curve however. But again whereas some can be let off the lead, I don't with mine unless in a confined area because she's inclined to spook, and much as she would normally stay with me when out, equally if she doesn't like something, I have no doubt she'd take off.

    I don't think it's about sight or scent hound - but definitely with the INDIVIDUAL hound. With the acknowledgement that if you want 'immediate' and unquestioning, you won't get along with a hound - any hound.
    14 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I take my dog to the vet?

    My dog has been sneezing a lot this week and I dont know if i should take her to the vet, it s been happening for about a week and I m worried if it could be serious or not.
    My dog has been sneezing a lot this week and I dont know if i should take her to the vet, it s been happening for about a week and I m worried if it could be serious or not.
    13 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Do male dogs calm down after they’re neutered?

    My 6 month old puppy has been acting out of control lately and he’s getting neutered this so will he calm down?
    My 6 month old puppy has been acting out of control lately and he’s getting neutered this so will he calm down?
    33 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago